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Financial Crime (CDD) Risk Analyst - Permanent - Newcastle (Hybrid working)

Location:  Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Other locations:  Primary Location Only
Salary: Competitive
Date:  19 Jul 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1463348

UK&I Risk Management - CDD Analyst - Permanent - Newcastle


Within the professional services environment, the application of risk management procedures is fundamental to the successful delivery of our client services and promotion of our brand. 


At Ernst & Young (EY), Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Analysts promote and support risk management within the business. The aim of the CDD Team is to uphold our business standards, maintain and enhance the value of the firm, and ensure that EY UK, its Partners and staff comply with regulations imposed either by external regulators or by Ernst & Young Global in relation to the conduct of our business.


Financial crime risks relating to anti-money laundering (AML), terrorist financing, anti-bribery controls, sanctions compliance and fraud are a high focus for regulated businesses and external scrutiny as regulation and practice continues to evolve. As a result, EY formed a centralised CDD team to support financial crime compliance with respect to client acceptance procedures.



The opportunity


The Central CDD team supports EY Partners and staff in the execution of and compliance with Global, Regional and local risk management policies and procedures, including financial crime, data protection and the development, maintenance, communication and training of key RM policies, providing advice on complex risk matters and monitoring the application of these policies. 


There is an opening in the team for a new CDD Analyst. The main purpose of the role is to ensure the firm’s compliance with applicable legislation by performing first line compliance processes and providing support to staff in the Service Lines in connection with CDD checks.


Please note: this opportunity is hybrid, requiring some time in the Newcastle office. Successful candidates will be required to have a manageable commute into work.



Your key responsibilities


You will, as a CDD Analyst, be a key part of a Central CDD team of 30+ members, performing client due diligence on potential and actual clients of EY covering money laundering, terrorism and sanctions compliance. The work involves all first line financial crime client acceptance and continuance procedures for the UK and Ireland business. Responsibilities include:

  • Perform risk-based client due diligence on actual and potential clients of the Firm in accordance with EY policies and procedures
  • Navigate public databases and internal systems to identify & verify due diligence information
  • Conduct adverse screening checks on clients and undertake follow-up research as required
  • Manage personal workloads to ensure queues of work are dealt with in a timely manner
  • Encourage client facing staff to engage with the Central CDD Team
  • Other tasks, as directed by the Team manager and Central CDD Team Senior Manager


Skills and attributes for success


  • You will have: good communication skills capable of dealing with wide range of stakeholders, including Partners
  • The ability to establish and maintain a high degree of confidentiality and credibility at all levels
  • Be a strong team player and proven ability to work with others
  • The ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Be enthusiastic, positive and resilient
  • Have the ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines in a demanding environment
  • Be able to maintain high levels of accuracy and attention to detail


To qualify for the role, you must have


  • A basic understanding of Client Due Diligence/Anti Money Laundering/Financial Crime
  • An awareness of recent global events linked to financial crime and sanctions
  • Previous experience within a regulatory or professional services environment would be an advantage
  • Education to degree standard will be an advantage


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals (which Central CDD is not) can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.


About EY


As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services and consulting we use  finance products, expertise and systems  developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2024 a reality.


Join us in building a better working world.   


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